March 8, 2012 in Sports

Vandals women open WAC tourney with win


Conference tournament

WAC women

At Las Vegas

Wednesday’s results

Idaho 67, San Jose St. 63

La. Tech 63, Hawaii 54

Utah St. 75, Nevada 66

Fresno St. 66, NMSU 58

Friday’s semifinals

• (2) Utah State vs.

(3) Louisiana Tech, noon

• (1) Fresno State vs.

(4) Idaho, 2:30

All times PST

LAS VEGAS – Alyssa Charlston finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds Wednesday night as fourth-seeded Idaho (12-19) defeated fifth-seeded San Jose State 67-63 at the Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament.

Krissy Karr added 17 points for the Vandals, who stormed to a 41-24 halftime lead.

Brittany Johnson scored 31 points for the Spartans (11-19).

The Vandals were 3-0 against SJSU this season, each time winning by five or less points.

The Vandals will meet top-seeded Fresno State at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals. Fresno State swept the Vandals during the regular season, winning 72-49 on Idaho’s court and 76-68 in Fresno, Calif.

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